According to MSRTC officials, the state transport undertaking has suffered losses of over Rs 6,000 crore in the last two to three years. Now, it has taken a number of steps, such as setting a target for depots and revisiting its booking lists, to generate more revenue.
Recently, the state Transport department passed an order under which all RTOs in the state have to make every candidate, who wants to obtain a learners’ or driving license, take a ‘safety oath’ before he or she is allowed to go on the test drive track.
While the voter turnout for Assembly polls is often considerably higher than Lok Sabha polls, as the issues in consideration are much more local, this time the turnout in the state was nearly the same as the turnout recorded during Lok Sabha polls held in April.
According to the numbers provided by the District Election Officer (DEO), urban areas in Pune district saw a 49.78 per cent voter turnout, 4.58 per cent lower than the 2014 Assembly polls, when the urban constituencies had recorded 54.36 per cent.
According to the district election officer, the estimated voter turnout in urban areas was 48 per cent while it was 66 per cent in rural areas. Even during the Lok Sabha elections, the urban parts of the district recorded 49.84 per cent voter turnout.
Earlier this month, the PMRDA inked a concession agreement with TRIL Urban Transport (a subsidiary of Tata Realty and Infrastructure Limited) and Siemens Project Ventures GMBH to design, build, finance and operate the 23.3-km Metro line.
According to Pune Police Control Room, two bodies were found in Pune city on Friday, including a man who was reported missing on Thursday and another unidentified person, taking the toll in Pune city to 14.
Film Division officials requested Pune-based National Film Archive of India (NFAI) to accept these reels for preservation. But NFAI expressed its inability to do so because of space shortage at its own facilities.
Jayakar Bungalow, classified as a Grade-I heritage structure by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), was built in 1945 and was once home to Mukundrao Ramrao Jayakar, a barrister and the first vice-chancellor of the University of Pune.